Country of origin: USA Alcohol content: 50% Alcohol by Volume.
A cherry bomb, targeted directly at (your) Manhattan. Vibrant cherry, a hint of vanilla, and subtle spice complements the oak flavors in dark spirits, but the flavor profile is simple enough to use wherever a touch of cherry is wanted. You'll never need a barspoon of syrup from the Luxardo jar again.
Cocktailpunk cocktail bitters are handmade in very small batches in Boulder, Colorado. These bitters do not include any sugar, caramel, or added sweetener of any kind, nor is there any coloring, artificial or otherwise. Cocktailpunk believe that bitters should be just that, bitter, and theirs do not add any confusing sweetness. A great cocktail incorporates spirits with sweet, sour, and bitter components to achieve a harmonious balance, and Cocktailpunk bitters are designed do their part with great accuracy.
All Cocktailpunk bitters are fabulous alone in cold sparkling water, and very useful for balancing often-too-sweet non-alcoholic cocktails.
2 oz rye, Rittenhouse or other 100 proof rye preferred
1 oz sweet vermouth, Carpano Antica preferred
1 squeeze Cocktailpunk Cherry Bitters in the mix, 1 squeeze as garnish
Combine rye, vermouth, and one squeeze of bitters in a mixing glass. Add ice, stir, and serve up in a chilled coupe. Garnish with a lemon patch and float another squeeze of bitters.
This variation explicitly omits a marasca cherry in order to showcase the Cherry Bitters. Cocktailpunk was invented for this drink.
Rock and Rosé
Courtesy of Ms. Allison Anderson, Frasca Food and Wine
1 oz Aperol
.75 oz Rosé Vermouth
1.25 oz Cap Rock Gin
2 squeezes Cocktailpunk Cherry Bitters
Stir ingredients and strain to a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with thin lemon twist.
Allison is using a Cocktailpunk Americano Rosé Vermouth that is made specially for Frasca, but Cocchi Rosa or Martini Rosato substitutes well.
Courtesy of Ms. Angela Battillo, Basta
1.5 oz Bulleit Rye
.5 oz Bitter Truth Kräuter Liqueur
.5 oz Bénédictine
.5 oz Contratto Vermouth Rosso
1 squeeze Cocktailpunk Cherry Bitters
5-7 drops Maca Root Extract
Stir and serve up in a chilled coupe. Garnish with a lemon twist.
Aphrodisiac? Let us know. The Kräuter can be hard to find, a milder amaro substitutes well.
2 oz gin, Plymouth preferred
2 or 3 lusty squeezes of Cocktailpunk Cherry Bitters
Add bitters to a small well-chilled coupe, swirl to coat the glass and discard the excess. Add the gin, and garnish with a lemon patch, expressing oils into the drink.
Pink Gin, modernized. For gin-lovers, or the British. A perfect way to appreciate any of the Cocktailpunk bitters.